Of Export Controls And Foreign Workers

Law360, New York (March 4, 2011, 3:36 PM EST) -- As of Feb. 20, 2011, employers seeking to sponsor foreign nationals for employment are required to certify compliance with applicable export control regulations in connection with the contemplated employment. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a revised application form (Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker) that includes new attestations relating to export license requirements.

Employers petitioning for workers in H-1B (specialty occupation professionals), H-1B1 (free-trade specialty occupation professionals from Singapore or Chile), L-1 (intracompany transferees) and O-1A (aliens...
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